Former Texans WR, Hopkins gets an EXTENSIVE Contract

Written by: B.Keith Crear | SFL Writer/Photo-Journalist 

When Bill O'Brien announced that he was trading Hopkins, the city was shocked. It came at an unforeseen time. It was reported by the Texans organization that Hopkins was disrupting the locker room with his "baby momma" drama along with other hangups. BUT, most importantly the trade was due to Hopkins wanting a bigger contract, that the Texans did not want to pony up even though he had three years left on his existing contract. 

Well, He finally got that NEW contract.

Hopkins got a two-year, $54.5 million extension with a $43 million GUARANTEE . 

The deal also reportedly includes a no-trade clause and a commitment not to apply the franchise tag to Hopkins.

It’s a two-year, $27.25 million extension which pushes the total value to $94 million over five years ($18 million per year) or $79 million over four years ($19.75 million per year).

Ultimately, Hopkins is a Cardinal because the Cardinals did what the Texans wouldn’t do: Rip up the three-year contract and replace it with a new five- or four-year deal.

IMAGE CREDIT: All-Pro Reels, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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